28 Days – Prayer-Poems for Faith, Spiritual Growth & Life
Welcome! This is my 4th day post for the “28 Days Write” challenge where I will write throughout this February. Each post is from an assigned keyword, and today’s word is “Nesting”. Enjoy my new prayer-poem “Nesting My Home, Heart and Soul”.
God reveals my need to feel safe and comforted. This need transforms my emotional and spiritual state while nesting home, heart and Soul.
Nesting brings us back home. Where we can be preparing our home for Jesus when we become Christians. Clearing out all the things that do not reflect His glory – this could be books, music, painting, and other things. We could be nesting for a new baby that is coming home. Or are we nesting to provide a comforting and safe environment to live in? When we nest, we create a place where we feel secure, comfortable, and in control. This home, our nest, affects our physical, emotional, and spiritual being.
The clock struck midnight on New Year’s Eve. My calendar and intentions were packed and ready to go. But an unseen rest for me occurred two weeks into January. A couple of weeks of cold remedy sent me into a resting and nesting stage, realizing that God had other plans for me.
During the days of self-care, self-love, gentleness, I spend time with God in word and prayer. Curled up on the couch, I read books, watch movies, and build puzzles. Next, I find myself cleaning and organizing closets and drawers. Loudly I proclaimed, “Clean out the clutter, clear the mind!” Plus, I was tired of not being able to find anything – the sweater I wanted to wear, that pair of socks, those leggings – without digging through a pile, making it an even further a mess.
God reveals my need to prepare my home to feel safe and be comforted. Likewise, this need transforms my emotional and spiritual state too. Nesting in my beautiful home, organizing, cleaning, clutter be gone. Nesting in my emotion sphere – cleaning out old negative, useless emotions. This mind needs to be pure and clear! Nesting in my spiritual realm – preparing my spirit home for Jesus, the Word, and Hope.
Nesting in my home for peace and love. A calm home. Careful to not fluster or mess up this precious nesting that my husband and I are doing where cuddling and snuggling are welcomed. But sometimes friction and words that seem harmless erupt. But my nesting endures. Like birds outside collecting their special twigs and moss, we adorn for practicability and beauty to refresh, light, motivate, ease and sustain. We learn so much from watching God’s nesting creatures.
Thank you, Father, for bringing me to a stop, pause, and reset
Of rest and renewal of body, spirit, and mind
To send me on a noble duty – nesting
Therefore, I prepare my home, heart, and soul for You
You are the comforter I long for
So pour Your light over my dark and webby areas
Help me transform these shabby corners
Adorn my home, heart, and soul
With Your beautiful love
Above all, Oh, glory To God
Peace on Earth
Resting in stillness
Stopping before starting
Beginning with you over and over
Please read all of the “28 Days of Prayer-Poems for Faith, Spiritual Growth & Life” posts in my series HERE.
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Theresa Boedeker says
Deborah, Love your thoughts on nesting. Especially cleaning out our emotions and hearts. I was just listening today about the necessity of keeping our emotions from piling up; to process them and empty them out (let them go). We can only stuff them for so long and then they erupt. This nesting is so essential for our souls.
Deborah Rutherford says
Hi Theresa – thank you! Yes agreed – “this nesting is so essential for our souls”.